"If we as professionals are responsive to the communities that we serve and if we create developmentally-appropriate programs for our students, we will have the respect and support that we need to do our jobs," says LeaAnna Portmann, principal of Enumclaw Junior High School in Enumclaw. To create a favorable environment for all students, Mrs. Portmann has introduced a number of programs including Lunch Bunch, a supervised lunch-hour study hall; Catch-Up Club, an evening library program for students who need academic assistance; and a Progress Reports program that evaluates student performance on a frequent basis. By actively recruiting parents and members of the community, Mrs. Portmann has created a network of volunteers who help run the school cafeteria store, assist in classrooms and the library and teach mini-courses twice a year. Mrs. Portmann's school was selected as a National School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.
1969 Washington State University, B.A.